Robert Littal Presents BlackSportsOnline http://blacksportsonline.com/home The Best in Sports & Sports Entertainment Mon, 27 Apr 2015 20:45:31 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.1.3 Eagles Pick Up 5th-Year Option on Fletcher Cox http://blacksportsonline.com/home/2015/04/eagles-pick-up-5th-year-option-on-fletcher-cox/ http://blacksportsonline.com/home/2015/04/eagles-pick-up-5th-year-option-on-fletcher-cox/#comments Mon, 27 Apr 2015 20:45:31 +0000 http://blacksportsonline.com/home/?p=309967 fletcher-cox-lisa-ann-eagles

The Philadelphia Eagles have exercised their fifth-year option on defensive tackle Fletcher Cox.

Cox who will earn around $1.8M in base salary this season, stands to earn $7.8M in 2016.

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Doug E. Fresh & Southern Band to Perform at Mayweather’s Grand Arrival http://blacksportsonline.com/home/2015/04/doug-e-fresh-southern-band-to-perform-at-mayweathers-grand-arrival/ http://blacksportsonline.com/home/2015/04/doug-e-fresh-southern-band-to-perform-at-mayweathers-grand-arrival/#comments Mon, 27 Apr 2015 20:13:00 +0000 http://blacksportsonline.com/home/?p=309969 Southern Dancers

The festivities start at 1pm PST.

The Fight of the Century is finally upon us! Join us in kicking off Mayweather vs. Pacquiao Fight Week Events TOMORROW At The MGM Grand Garden Arena. Come see Floyd Mayweather, Leo Santa Cruz and many more!

The event will be hosted by renowned entertainment personality Doug E. Fresh with performances by stand-up comedian Ricky Smiley and world famous The Southern University “Human Jukebox” Marching Band.

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Jon Jones Expected To Be Charged With Felony In Hit-and-Run http://blacksportsonline.com/home/2015/04/jon-jones-expected-to-be-charged-with-felony-in-hit-and-run/ http://blacksportsonline.com/home/2015/04/jon-jones-expected-to-be-charged-with-felony-in-hit-and-run/#comments Mon, 27 Apr 2015 19:42:51 +0000 http://blacksportsonline.com/home/?p=309965 Jon-Jones-Reebok-Promo-750-620x370

Jon Jones is expected to be charged with felony hit-and-run in a case involving a pregnant woman.

TMZ is reporting that a 20-year-old pregnant woman — suffered a broken arm in the wreck — and those injuries caused officials to elevate the potential charge against Jones to “felony leaving the scene of an accident.”

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Kevin Durant Plays Sonic Guys in 1-on-1-on-1 For New Ad (Video) http://blacksportsonline.com/home/2015/04/kevin-durant-plays-sonic-guys-in-1-on-1-on-1-for-new-ad-video/ http://blacksportsonline.com/home/2015/04/kevin-durant-plays-sonic-guys-in-1-on-1-on-1-for-new-ad-video/#comments Mon, 27 Apr 2015 19:33:32 +0000 http://blacksportsonline.com/home/?p=309954 kevin-durant-sonic-

Oklahoma City Thunder superstar Kevin Durant likes his signature Sonic Slushes so much that he is willing to play one-on-one for one.

The Sonic drive-in guys accepted the challenge — turning it into a one-on-one-on-one. Sonic is introducing a new lineup of slushes, and has added two new flavors in honor of Durant.

The fast-food restaurant has created the “All-Star” (made with blue raspberry and Nerds) and the “Game Changer” (made with lemons, strawberries and Nerds).

Sonic and Durant teamed up to make two new commercials to promote the new drinks.

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Rare Honus Wagner Card Sells for $1.32M http://blacksportsonline.com/home/2015/04/rare-honus-wagner-card-sells-for-1-32m/ http://blacksportsonline.com/home/2015/04/rare-honus-wagner-card-sells-for-1-32m/#comments Mon, 27 Apr 2015 19:24:13 +0000 http://blacksportsonline.com/home/?p=309958 HonusWagnerCard

When it comes to baseball cards, there is none more rare than a T206 Honus Wagner. These cards are basically impossible to get, and if someone has it in their collection they are literally sit on over $1 million dollars.

As ridiculous as it sounds to pay that much for a baseball card, another Wagner card recently went to auction and sold for a cool $1.32 million according to Beckett News.

It’s a PSA 3 copy of the 1909 T206 Honus Wagner and it was part of the annual Robert Edward Auctions sale that ended Saturday night. After 42 bids, it sold for $1.1 million and that excludes a 20-percent buyer’s premium that raised the sale to $1.32 million.

Clearly, this is the kind of thing you buy when you have too much money to spend.

 

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Raptors Kyle Lowry Says Team Needs Internal Change http://blacksportsonline.com/home/2015/04/raptors-kyle-lowry-says-team-needs-internal-change/ http://blacksportsonline.com/home/2015/04/raptors-kyle-lowry-says-team-needs-internal-change/#comments Mon, 27 Apr 2015 19:14:54 +0000 http://blacksportsonline.com/home/?p=309950 1297500341539_ORIGINAL

 

One of the more surprising results of the NBA Playoffs so far was the Washington Wizards sweeping aside the fourth-seeded Toronto Raptors. After losing the first two games of the series at home, the Raps were knocked out of the playoffs in an embarrassing blow-out loss in DC against the Wiz.

After the game, Raptors guard Kyle Lowry wasn’t exactly shy about what the team needs to do to succeed moving forward.

Generally, when you follow up calling for internal changes by not really endorsing your head coach, it’s likely the changes you want involve removing said coach. Lowry has a history of butting heads with his coaches, but that seemed to be solved when he signed long-term in Toronto. It will be interesting to see what the Raptors and Lowry do this summer to get back on track next season.

H/T FanSided

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Greivis Vasquez: Raptors Need “A Little Bit of An assh**e” Like Pierce http://blacksportsonline.com/home/2015/04/greivis-vasquez-raptors-need-a-little-bit-of-an-asshe-like-pierce/ http://blacksportsonline.com/home/2015/04/greivis-vasquez-raptors-need-a-little-bit-of-an-asshe-like-pierce/#comments Mon, 27 Apr 2015 19:06:10 +0000 http://blacksportsonline.com/home/?p=309948 pierce-vazquez-asshole

Paul Pierce showed the Toronto Raptors why he indeed is the Truth.

It appears that Pierce took their heart the moment he belted out those “it factor” comments to ESPNBoston.com’s Jackie MacMullan.

The Wizards used a blowout victory in Game 4 on Sunday to sweep Toronto out of the first round of the playoffs. Pierce then took to social media to Troll Toronto.

Greivis Vasquez believes the Raptors are missing such a player.

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JR Smith KO Caused Jae Crowder to Sprain ACL http://blacksportsonline.com/home/2015/04/jr-smith-ko-caused-jae-crowder-to-sprain-acl/ http://blacksportsonline.com/home/2015/04/jr-smith-ko-caused-jae-crowder-to-sprain-acl/#comments Mon, 27 Apr 2015 18:58:02 +0000 http://blacksportsonline.com/home/?p=309946 jr-smith-suspended

By now everyone has seen the video of JR Smith’s back-handed knockout punch to the Celtics Jae Crowder. When the play happened, Crowder fell backwards on his knee and it looked like he could have suffered a pretty serious injury. Luckily for Crowder and the Celtics, the injury was not as severe as expected according to Yahoo! Sports Marc Spears.

That’s definitely some good news for Crowder and basketball fans everywhere who feared the injury was as bad as it looked.

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NBA Agrees to Deal With Stance as League’s Official Sock http://blacksportsonline.com/home/2015/04/nba-agrees-to-deal-with-stance-as-leagues-official-sock/ http://blacksportsonline.com/home/2015/04/nba-agrees-to-deal-with-stance-as-leagues-official-sock/#comments Mon, 27 Apr 2015 18:52:11 +0000 http://blacksportsonline.com/home/?p=309944 stance-nba-socks

A new partnership between the National Basketball Association and sock company Stance will have NBA players wearing special team-themed socks starting in the 2015-16 season.

Stance, which solely makes socks, will be giving the NBA a guaranteed royalty — As part of the multiyear deal, which will begin next season, Stance will make socks for all the league’s players in team colors. Those socks, as well as other limited-edition socks made by Stance, will be sold at retail.

Per ESPN’s Darren Rovell, every player in the league will be required to wear these socks during games, so Stance will have socks designed for each team.

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Pacquiao Holding a Rally For The Fans at Mandalay Bay on Tuesday http://blacksportsonline.com/home/2015/04/pacquiao-holding-a-rally-for-the-fans-at-mandalay-bay-on-tuesday/ http://blacksportsonline.com/home/2015/04/pacquiao-holding-a-rally-for-the-fans-at-mandalay-bay-on-tuesday/#comments Mon, 27 Apr 2015 18:45:14 +0000 http://blacksportsonline.com/home/?p=309942 Pacquiao Singing Mayweather Song

I hope he sings.

Bob Arum hates the MGM so he isn’t doing the Grand Arrivals there, instead Pacquiao will hold a rally for his fans at the Mandalay Bay. They are all owned by same company, so I don’t really see the difference, but whatever.

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Nnamdi & Kerry Washington Marriage in Trouble Over Scandal Success http://blacksportsonline.com/home/2015/04/nnamdi-kerry-washington-marriage-in-trouble-over-scandal-success/ http://blacksportsonline.com/home/2015/04/nnamdi-kerry-washington-marriage-in-trouble-over-scandal-success/#comments Mon, 27 Apr 2015 18:28:21 +0000 http://blacksportsonline.com/home/?p=309940 Nnamdi Asomugha Kerry Washington

The marriage seemed shaky to begin with, but Radar Online reports they have sought out Couples Therapy for their problems.

Most of the blame is being put on Nnamdi.

RadarOnline has learned that the 38-year-old beauty and husband, retired NFL player Nnamdi Asomugha, are in “couples therapy.”

A close source revealed: “The root of the problem is that Nnamdi feels threatened by Kerry’s success.”

Asomugha, 33, has been out of the spotlight since leaving the NFL, while Washington – who plays a Capitol Hill “fixer” on the hit ABC series Scandal – is one of the hottest names in Hollywood.

“Nnamdi’s bitter because he feels he should be the breadwinner,” added the source.

Washington is apparently getting advice from Gwyneth Paltrow, who is currently separated from her husband.

Good luck with all that.

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Ex-Boxer David Haye Arrested In Dubai For $519K Bounced Check http://blacksportsonline.com/home/2015/04/ex-boxer-david-haye-arrested-in-dubai-for-519k-bounced-check/ http://blacksportsonline.com/home/2015/04/ex-boxer-david-haye-arrested-in-dubai-for-519k-bounced-check/#comments Mon, 27 Apr 2015 18:20:11 +0000 http://blacksportsonline.com/home/?p=309937 david-haye-arrested

Former Heavyweight Boxer David Haye was arrested at Dubai airport and held in police custody over a £341,000 bounced check according to the Daily Mail.

Former two-weight world champion Haye, 34, was stopped by officials on his arrival at Dubai International Airport and accused of fraud by writing a cheque as payment for a new property which bounced.

The boxer also handed over his passport to authorities, and has been unable to leave the United Arab Emirates – forcing him to miss a mixed martial arts event in Birmingham at the weekend.

The 34-year-old has been stuck in the Middle East for two weeks after having his passport seized by officers.

“The cheque was presented to the bank four days before I landed. It was not due to be presented until final completion of my property, which is due in a few weeks.

“This was an administrative error which is being rectified. I explained to the police and presented documents as proof. But I totally understand these mistakes can happen.”

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Report: Cavs Players Said They Wanted Revenge For Love’s Injury http://blacksportsonline.com/home/2015/04/report-cavs-players-said-they-wanted-revenge-for-loves-injury/ http://blacksportsonline.com/home/2015/04/report-cavs-players-said-they-wanted-revenge-for-loves-injury/#comments Mon, 27 Apr 2015 18:03:41 +0000 http://blacksportsonline.com/home/?p=309929 cavs-retaliation-celtics

Sunday’s playoff tilt between the Cavaliers and Celtics looked like a throwback to intense game of the late 80’s and early 90’s.

the contest was marred by two ugly incidents, — both leaving the Cavs thin at crucial spots.

The first incident occurred in the first quarter when Kevin Love suffered a dislocated shoulder on this play.

Love later said, “I have no doubt in my mind that he did it on purpose.”

Later in the game Kendrick Perkins plowed into Jae Crowder and J.R. Smith was ejected for hitting Crowder in the head.

According to Celtics analyst Cedric Maxwell, the Cavs’ retaliations was planned revenge.

“I talked to some of the Cavaliers players, and one of the things they mentioned to me, they said, ‘Look, what happened with Kevin Love, we’re going to retaliate,’” Maxwell said Sunday night on Sports Final on WBZ-TV, via Boston CBS. “That might have happened when [Kendrick Perkins] came in the game and had the hard foul, and it could have happened with Crowder, because they banged him around pretty good. They might have been sending a message back.”

According to a WBZ-TV producer, the Cavs players told Maxwell this information at halftime. While it seems strange the Cavaliers would openly tell Maxwell their intentions, the evidence certainly isn’t in their favor.

h.t Sporting News

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Jamie Foxx to Sing National Anthem at Mayweather-Pacquiao http://blacksportsonline.com/home/2015/04/jamie-foxx-to-sing-national-anthem-at-mayweather-pacquiao/ http://blacksportsonline.com/home/2015/04/jamie-foxx-to-sing-national-anthem-at-mayweather-pacquiao/#comments Mon, 27 Apr 2015 18:01:35 +0000 http://blacksportsonline.com/home/?p=309931 Jamie Foxx in 2012

I was hoping for Beyonce, but according to TMZ it will be Jamie Foxx.

There will be bets on how long he will take to complete it. He is no Manny Pacquiao on the MIC though…

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Olynyk: Idea of Intentionally Dislocating Love’s Shoulder is Ridiculous http://blacksportsonline.com/home/2015/04/olynyk-idea-of-intentionally-dislocating-loves-shoulder-is-ridiculous/ http://blacksportsonline.com/home/2015/04/olynyk-idea-of-intentionally-dislocating-loves-shoulder-is-ridiculous/#comments Mon, 27 Apr 2015 17:56:24 +0000 http://blacksportsonline.com/home/?p=309927 Kevin Love Shoulder

Boston Celtics backup center Kelly Olynyk took the time to refute any claims from Kevin love that he intentionally attempted to hurt Cavaliers Forward Kevin Love by locking him up in an arm bar, causing him to separate his left shoulder. Olynyk even goes as far to say that any such claim is “ridiculous”

 

“I thought it was a bush-league play.” Love said after the game. “Olynyk was in a compromising position, had no chance to get the ball, and it’s just too bad that he would go to those lengths to take somebody out of the game and do that to someone. I have no doubt in my mind that it was on purpose.”

But as the very astute Rick Fox pointed out via his twitter feed, Kevin Love had Olynyk in the very same arm bar, just a few seconds earlier. It is quite hyporcritcal for Love to get on his soapbox and whine about getting hurt, when in actuality it really is just a part of the game. Olynyk did not go out of his way to intentionally hurt Love, but everyone needs a scapegoat sometimes. 

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Ex-FSU PJ Williams Has DUI Case Dismissed http://blacksportsonline.com/home/2015/04/ex-fsu-pj-williams-has-dui-case-dismissed/ http://blacksportsonline.com/home/2015/04/ex-fsu-pj-williams-has-dui-case-dismissed/#comments Mon, 27 Apr 2015 17:39:40 +0000 http://blacksportsonline.com/home/?p=309926 FSU PJ Williams

PJ Williams just received some really good news days before the NFL Draft.

Per Ian Rapoport, Williams DUI charge from earlier this month has been dismissed.

As we previously reported, Williams –who’s 21-years-old — was arrested while leaving a McDonald’s parking lot in Tallahassee early Friday morning after hanging out at a local nightclub.

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Scottie Pippen’s Daughter Arrested For Peeing In Hotel Lobby http://blacksportsonline.com/home/2015/04/scottie-pippens-daughter-arrested-for-peeing-in-hotel-lobby/ http://blacksportsonline.com/home/2015/04/scottie-pippens-daughter-arrested-for-peeing-in-hotel-lobby/#comments Mon, 27 Apr 2015 17:29:09 +0000 http://blacksportsonline.com/home/?p=309919 Scottie Pippen is excited about the Bulls.

I can only imagine how that phone call to dad went.

The 20-year-old daughter of former Bulls star Scottie Pippen was arrested early Sunday for drunkenly peeing in a hotel lobby — while accusing the arresting officer of “being racist,” according to Iowa City police.

According to reports — Sierra Pippen, an undergrad at the University of Iowa, was charged with public urination and public intoxication before being released from jail around 10 a.m. on Sunday, after posting $500 bond.

Employees at the Sheraton in Iowa City, located a walkable distance from Pippen’s college campus, called police after the eldest of ex-Bull’s children relieved herself in the hotel lobby and left. The report added that Pippen was arrested at the same location on April 10 after getting into a verbal altercation with hotel security while intoxicated.

Cops found Pippen near the hotel with “bloodshot, watery eyes” and “impaired speech and balance,” according to the police report, which added that she smelled of alcohol.

Pippen refused to participate in field sobriety tests and a post-arrest preliminary breath test, while accusing an officer of “being racist,” the report said.

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WWE Extreme Rules Recap: Rollins Survives, Reigns Steals the Show http://blacksportsonline.com/home/2015/04/wwe-extreme-rules-recap-rollins-survives-reigns-steals-the-show/ http://blacksportsonline.com/home/2015/04/wwe-extreme-rules-recap-rollins-survives-reigns-steals-the-show/#comments Mon, 27 Apr 2015 17:26:59 +0000 http://blacksportsonline.com/home/?p=309907 ER15_Photo_317-2936646958

Last night, WWE presented Extreme Rules live from Chicago, a show filled with great undercard matches and an okay main event. Let’s take a look at what went down.

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Rollins RKO’s His Way to Retaining the Title

The main event of the night was a steel cage match between bitter rivals Randy Orton and WWE Champion Seth Rollins. In the match, Orton was banned from using the RKO, so he was put at a disadvantage almost immediately. It didn’t help, that J&J Security were stalking the cage and Kane was the Gatekeeper.

With so many people involved in the match, the fear here is that it would become a mess, and boy did it ever.

The match itself was exactly what we’ve seen over the past couple of months, but Rollins and Orton still managed to keep it entertaining… until everyone else got involved. Rollins hits a big superkick to the Viper for a near-fall then tries to escape the cage and out come J&J Security to help but Orton pulls Rollins back into the ring by his hair.

Orton hits a hanging DDT and begins to call for an RKO, but since that’s banned he decides to take Rollins down with a Pedigree because taunt Triple H whenever you get a chance.

Rollins kicks out so the Viper tries to go for a punt to the Champs head, but Rollins counters with an enziguiri and tells Kane to open the cage door. He starts making his way out but Orton catches him and hits a backbreaker before going for the door himself, but Kane shuts it on him. Rollins tries to drop kick Orton but the Viper dodges it and Rollins hits the cage door and Kane, sending the Demon flying.

And now, Kane is mad. Like really mad. Like it’s time to destroy the whole world and over-saturate this storyline with Kane AGAIN.

Kane gets into the ring but J&J Security calm him down for a second, and well you can probably guess how that worked out.

Kane then turns his attention on Rollins… but turns around and grabs Orton instead. Guess who chokeslam victim number three is?

Now the opportunity is there for Rollins to sneak out with the win thanks to Kane…

Or maybe not. Kane stops Rollins from leaving and hits a MASSIVE chokeslam on the champ because he just doesn’t like anyone right now. Kane drags Rollins body over Orton for the pin but Orton somehow kicks out and this just makes angry Kane even angrier. He goes after the Viper but Orton dodges it and…

RKO’s are legal on anyone not named Rollins so Kane eats one and the Viper is getting amped. The only issue here is he doesn’t see Rollins sneaking up behind him…

Rollins hits the Viper with an RKO and rolls out of the cage for the win! Your winner and STILL WWE World Heavyweight Champion, Seth Rollins.

Aside from the chaos that ensued when WWE decided cage interference needed to last 17 minutes, I loved the finish between Rollins and Orton. With Rollins minus a finisher right now (R.I.P. Curb Stomp), having him RKO Orton for the win was a great finish.

FLIP THE PAGE TO SEE WHICH MATCH STOLE THE SHOW…

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After a Adrian Peterson to the Dallas Cowboys talks began in November thanks to Jerry Jones saying himself that he wanted Peterson on the Cowboys, it seems as if they will not make a play for Peterson after all.

NFL Network reporter Ian Rapoport stated that the Cowboys have no interest in making a trade for the Vikings running back. Whether it’s the Vikings wanting too much for Peterson (alledgely a 1st rounder and more), or the fact that Peterson has a crazy large contract that the Cowboys can’t afford, we aren’t sure yet.

Peterson will have to play for the Vikings or play for nobody. That’s the way the Vikings want it. They signed Peterson to a big money contract and owe him $13 million in 2015, a large number that they can afford but most other teams cannot and it’s clear that the Vikings still want AP, no matter what his agent says.

Source: Yardbarker

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NFL Network and ESPN Will Not Spoil NFL Draft Picks http://blacksportsonline.com/home/2015/04/nfl-network-and-espn-will-not-spoil-nfl-draft-picks/ http://blacksportsonline.com/home/2015/04/nfl-network-and-espn-will-not-spoil-nfl-draft-picks/#comments Mon, 27 Apr 2015 16:49:59 +0000 http://blacksportsonline.com/home/?p=309909 Roger Goodell, Robert Kraft

ESPN and NFL Network both will show the NFL Draft live starting April 30, and just like always, it will be the most watched spectacle of sports television that night.

Every year, reporters tweet out the draft picks before it’s announced on TV, to show off their exclusive reporting skills. But this year, the NFL is trying to put a stop to spoilers.

The NFL will not allow any NFL network or ESPN reporter to report the draft picks before they air them on television. However reporters like Jay Glazer and BSO reporters do not have to abide by those rules.

“We want to keep the suspense of the draft,” said ESPN senior coordinating producer Seth Markman, ESPN’s lead executive for the event. “This is purely listening to the viewers and what they want. It was overwhelming that our consumers, our viewers, our fans do not want us to spoil the draft experience. I know some of our competitors will tweet picks, but they are not telecasting the draft. I am sure there is a segment of the population that wants it as soon as possible, but our responsibility is to our viewers. It’s not some big journalism discussion in my mind. It’s ‘I don’t like angering our viewers’.”

It makes you wonder though, why would ESPN agree to this? The NFL Network is basically run by the NFL so I can understand them following the orders, but is ESPN that scared of the NFL to follow their PR orders?

Source: Deadspin

 

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